The Rockwell Blog: Updates From Our Staff

Happy Earth Day:
Green Initiatives at The Rockwell

April 22, 2015 There’s no way around it – museums use a lot of electricity! Lighting our collection and exhibitions correctly is a huge part of the visitor experience – if you can’t see the art in the best light, then we’re not doing our job! For us, switching to LED bulbs to light our hallways and galleries […]

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Celebrating National Youth Art Month

The Rockwell Museum Hosts Student Artwork from Corning Children’s Center  The Rockwell Museum’s Admissions Lobby is now filled with colorful works of art created by students at Corning Children’s Center. The Rockwell is one of many locations across the region to display student artwork throughout the month of March. The entire community is invited to view the student artwork on […]

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New Acquisition: Sculpture by Abraham Anghik Ruben

February 17, 2015 We are very excited to announce the acquisition of a gorgeous soapstone sculpture by Inuit artist, Abraham Anghik Ruben — the sculpture found its new home today in the permanent collection galleries of The Rockwell, on the third floor. The sculpture, entitled Birds, Animals, and Spirits, is a one-of-a-kind artwork created specifically for The Rockwell […]

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Free Family Art Activities: Presidents’ Day Weekend

Celebrate your days off by creating art with your loved ones! February 15 & 16, The Rockwell’s Education Center will feature inspiring art projects for your family.  We understand the value of learning and the connections that can be made in stimulating, inviting, and nurturing environments. By offering family events, we advance our vision to […]

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Introducing Kirsty Buchanan, Curator of Collections

The board of trustees and staff of The Rockwell Museum are pleased to announce that Kirsty Buchanan has joined The Rockwell team in Corning, NY, as Curator of Collections. Kirsty Buchanan joined The Rockwell Museum in January 2015, bringing with her fourteen years of experience in fine arts management.  Kirsty will oversee the curatorial department and […]

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Deflated Footballs

Never Forget:  Jim Thorpe, All American Controversy in professional sports isn’t a new concept.   And leading up to the most-watched program of the year, the Super Bowl, it seems fitting to recognize a small but important piece of art work in The Rockwell Museum’s collection.  Created by award-winning Native American artist Diego Romero, The Rockwell […]

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Birds, Birds, Birds

“Forgetting is another kind of extinction,” says sculptor Todd McGrain. That’s why he’s worked to memorialize extinct species of birds with impressive bronze sculptures. McGrain installs the larger-than-life sculptures in places throughout North America significant to where the birds once thrived in a series of works he calls “The Lost Bird Project”.   One of these […]

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Announcing the Winners of the Wooly Work of Art Scarf Contest!

Congratulations to Melissa Bloomquist of Liverpool, NY for winning first prize in The Rockwell’s “Guess-How-Many-Yards-Of-Yarn Scarf Contest!” Her estimate of 6,666 yards was only 208 yards away from the true answer: 6,458 yards of yarn! Melissa has won a One-Year Dual Membership to The Rockwell, as well as a $50 gift card to The Museum […]

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